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Old 05-12-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Just Back : Attack of the Flies!!!

Just got back from a nice little vacation in WDW. Had a great time... Drinking Around the World was a success and made it around. Even finished that night at Raglan Road. One thing that was out of control were the flies. I'm not talking 'love bugs' but actual flies. They were all over the place, more so at MK but we encountered a lot in EPCOT and HS also. I don't recall a time seeing it this bad. It wasn't even all near the restaurants. The Haunted Mansion queue was full of them. They were even inside the Pirates queue. Anyone else notice this?
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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Yes! It was awful! I actually had an Off Bug Spray wipe in my bag that I used one day. It helped but they were still annoying.

Never have I seen that many flies.

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Old 05-12-2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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Definitely noticed it as well. We found that they were in the restaurants too. It's not pleasant trying to eat and having flies land on you. I wonder where they are all coming from, but we have never experienced something like this in the past.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:16 PM   #4
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Yes and double yes. We just left CSR this morning and the flies in the pool area yesterday were horrible. We also noticed them yesterday at Mousegears in Epcot.
We are locals and can always handle lovebugs but man the flies were horrible this past weekend.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
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Ok glad I'm not nuts here. Yea we live 2 hours west and are used to love bugs but these flies were out of control. There has to be a reason why. I didn't notice them really in DTD or our hotel which was across from DTD the Buena Vista Palace
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:45 PM   #6
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Yes... We too just got back! Casey's splash area at MK was loaded with flies!! It was gross!! I was actually commenting to my husband how awful the flies were everywhere we went.... MK and POFQ food court!
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:29 AM   #7
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Yea it's really weird how its confined to some of the parks and resorts. Was anyone in AK and had this problem. I could only imagine how bad that park could be.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:44 AM   #8
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We were at the MK on Saturday and the flies were everywhere, it was so nasty! I've never seen so many in one place.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:10 AM   #9
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I've been following a similar thread on another site... and it seems the "culprit" is Disney deciding to use their own, "man-made" mulch... which is mostly comprised of manure from the Animal Kingdom

Not sure if that's 100% true or not ... it's just the speculation I've read!
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:09 PM   #10
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Ew, weird!! Well, if it was new mulch stuff, hopefully Disney learned their lesson.

Be sure to voice your discontent to WDW... I'm sure they'd appreciate the feedback!

Yuck.
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Are they regular "houseflies" or the big ones with the green heads that bite or horseflies? Sounds completely gross either way.
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We were at MK on Friday and wondered why there was a ton of them in gastons tavern. That must be why!
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Hope you guys complain so they will be gone by my visit

My DH loathes flies...I mean...loathes...so hope this is a fluke...and yes, mulch was the first thought that popped in my mind...who knows...
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Are they regular "houseflies" or the big ones with the green heads that bite or horseflies? Sounds completely gross either way.

They look like small versions of house flies. Don't bite, just annoy. I've never seen so many flies in one place, its really weird.
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Not just WDW - we hit Universal, Typhoon Lagoon, MK and IOA this past weekend... they were everywhere, though fewer of them at TL.
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